Switch off those violent scenes
Excessive violence on the television can develop the ‘mean-world
syndrome’ in children, who start perceiving the world as a malicious and
dangerous place, writes Nutan Sehgal
the fact that considerable research is going into the issue of
violence in films and television, hardly any concrete steps are
being taken to contain it or draw up a code of conduct. Most
parents think that children watch films and TV shows for fun.
But little do they realise that many scenes may contain hidden
messages of violence that can scar a young person’s
psyche. According to a new research published by the US
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in
Bethesda, Maryland, violent images make teenagers more prone to
aggressive behaviour. The study used 22 boys aged between 14 and
17 while they viewed four-second video clips of violent scenes
taken from 60 different videos.
Sometimes the small screen becomes a kind of baby-sitter and replacement for parents. But parents must not let children watch excessive TV and should set a time limit.
‘Playing 37-40 was difficult’
Priyanka Chopra, who dons a grey mantle for Vishal Bhardwaj’s
7 Khoon Maaf, in conversation with Sreya Basu
You play wife to seven
actors in 7 Khoon Maaf and there were quite a few
intimate scenes with them. How comfortable were you shooting
Here we are talking about marriages and I don’t know of any
marriage without intimacy. And if you want to show love and
pain, it comes with a lot of other emotions. There is never an
isolated emotion of love or hatred or anger or intimacy. When
you are showing a scene, I am an actor playing a particular
character, I will go to the extent I am comfortable. This film
is all about Vishal sir’s (Bhardwaj) conception.
With new-age devices that double up as time keepers, the good old wristwatch is fast losing its charm
With cellphones, palmtops, e-readers, purses, bracelets, i-pods all flashing time of the day, who needs a plain old wristwatch. The ubiquitous wristwatch worn by the billionaire to the daily wager as more than an accessory is now being discarded for spanking new-age devices that double up as time keepers.
Designers have given the sari modern interpretations to suit a young clientele, says
innovating the sari to make it more appealing to young clients.
In an age where quick fixes are the way to go, it is not
surprising to find people coming up with easier ways to complete
tedious tasks. In case of the sari, upcoming and even
established designers are giving the traditional garment more
modern interpretations to suit a young clientele, which, they
feel, will accept such change.